July 28, 2010


COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Art Effects, an art show and sale hosted by the Maury Regional Health Care Foundation, is featuring two artists whose works are well known in the region, according to Joe Kilgore, executive director of the foundation.

Jean Morgan is a native of Columbia who currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She will be bringing a variety of paintings as well as jewelry to the show. She holds a BFA with a major in watercolor from the University of Tennessee and an MFA with a major in drawing and painting from the University of Georgia. Jean has experience in both watercolor and oils and her works can be found at the Tennessee Museum, the Tennessee Fine Arts Collection, the Blount Collection and numerous private and corporate collections. She has also been a featured artist at numerous gallery shows.

Sydney Robinson McClain who produces stained glass works will also be a featured artist. It was 1980 when Sydney started creating stained glass pieces as a hobby. Before long, people began asking her to produce items for them and her hobby soon became so much more. Having some background in art, she is self-taught and has also served as an instructor for others at Pickering Gallery in Nashville. Her works can be found in California, Arizona, Massachusetts, Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, New York, Kentucky, Alabama, as well as England. Most of her time is spent working with interior designers, architects and contractors in the Middle Tennessee area. One of her most recent works can be found over the entrance to the Chapel of the new YMCA in downtown Nashville.

Art Effects is scheduled for Friday, August 6, from noon until 8 p.m. and Saturday, August 7, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Memorial Building, located at 308 West 7th Street in Columbia, Tennessee. More than 25 regional artists whose mediums include oil, watercolor, pottery, jewelry and more will be in attendance.

Admission to Art Effects is free. A silent auction featuring works from a variety of artists will be held on Friday with bids closing at 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Special Needs Fund, which provides financial resources to patients at Maury Regional Medical Center in need of medication or transportation as well as families of patients in need of food or overnight accommodations.

For more information about Art Effects and participating artists, visit or call 931.380.4075.


About Maury Regional Health Care Foundation:

The Maury Regional Health Care Foundation was established in October 2006. Financial support received through the foundation is used for projects including community health initiatives, education scholarships, and other health-related projects. The foundation is designated as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and donations are tax-deductible. Gifts may be made in honor or in memory of an individual and may be donated to one of several funds. For more information about the Maury Regional Health Care Foundation and giving opportunities, please call 931.380.4075 or visit